Sydney T. Schulman, Mayor
Sydney T. Schulman was born in Manhattan, New York and moved with his family to Hartford, Connecticut when he was a young child. After attending secondary school in Hartford and West Hartford, he received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1959, and his law degree from University of Connecticut Law School in 1963.
Syd served in the United States Air Force from 1963-1966. Upon discharge, he became the fourth attorney hired for the new Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., a program funded by the War on Poverty to provide legal services to those who could not afford a lawyer. In 1969, he became its first full time executive director, serving until 1974. That year, Syd formed his own law office practice, emphasizing civil rights, community organizations and nonprofit formation, and general practice.
Syd has been a member of the Bloomfield Town Council since November, 1991, with "two years off for good behavior" in between. He was elected to the office of Deputy Mayor in 1992, was unanimously chosen to lead the Council as Mayor in 2003, and was re-elected to Council and as Mayor in 2003, 2005, and 2007. He has also served Bloomfield as its representative to the Greater Hartford Transit District from 1978 through June, 2006. He was the first Chair of the Bloomfield Ethics Commission in its formation.
Syd is a past president of the Bloomfield Lions Club and served in 1998-1999 as District Governor of Hartford and Litchfield Counties. In 1999-2000, he served as Council Chairman of Multiple District 23, State of Connecticut. He also served from 2005-2007 as President of the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation, a state-wide foundation funding eye research and programs such as eye-screenings, glasses for Special Olympians, and eye donor registry.
Syd's other interests include teaching karate, the study of martial arts, listening to jazz music, and world travel. Syd is a member and congregant of Beth Hillel Synagogue. He and his wife, Elba Cruz Schulman, have been married for over 33 years, and have 7 children and 12 grandchildren.
- Mayor Sydney T. Schulman
Home - 8 High Ledge Rd., Bloomfield, Ct. 06002
Home Phone: (860) 243-0738 | Office Phone: (860) 522-2960
Office: Schulman & Associates, 10 Grand St., Hartford, Ct. 06106